Caloundra FC x This & That Media – Case Study

The Problem At Hand

Caloundra FC President, Nic Basile, wanted to utilise our Social Media Strategy services for the club’s current 2020 season. Highlighting all aspects of the club including their senior, junior and women’s program.

The target was to boost the club’s brand awareness and following in the footballing community. As well as generate player registrations online and at the club’s in-person registration day.

Our Social Media Strategy

Awareness Phase

Having been exposed to copious amounts of advertising in the football industry. We were excited to blow away the local football community on the Sunshine Coast with our campaign.

Much like that of a new FIFA trailer or player signing unveiling we wanted to produce a 1:00 minute promotional video to generate awareness.

Inspiration for our promotional video, FIFA 04 trailer!

Conversion Phase

For the conversion phase we thought of creating three individual banner images with players from each program (senior, women & junior) with the clubs motto along side. Which we could use Facebook’s detailed targeting. To convert online registrations and in-person attendees to the in-club registration day.

We also created a simple landing page for leads to enter their details and be forwarded onto the online registration portal. This provided a simple way that would make for an easier sign on process. It would also be a good tool to track how effective the ads we created were when comparing to final sign on numbers.

Execution

We shot all the pieces of content we needed over a couple hours down at the Meridan Sports Complex. With three players from each respected program at the club.

Awareness Phase Promo Video
Group banner image for conversion phase
Individual Banner – Women’s program

Distribution Strategy

Organic

We decided to upload the promotional video organically. To generate awareness utilising the clubs already established social media audience on Facebook and Instagram.

We uploaded a photo gallery from the individual and group banner photos to build anticipation for the upcoming season as well. Encouraging their existing audience to register online via the landing page we created.

Two days prior to the in-person registration day we created a Facebook event to gauge how many people would show on the day. Ensuring it stayed top of mind to capture as many registrations as possible on the day. If people who were exposed to the event couldn’t make it, we detailed where they could register online as well.

Paid

To generate awareness we boosted the promotional video through the Sunshine Coast community with a fairly broad target audience.

For the individual banners, our creative director and Caloundra FC president crafted three detailed target audiences suited for the senior, junior and women programs. Ensuring the ads were being shown to the right people.

Results

Online Lead Generation

The seven pieces of content we published in the lead up collectively generated 31 unique leads. Majority from the junior and senior program which was satisfying to see.

The leads that did not convert, we then had captured their data to retarget closer to the season opener down the track.

In-Club Registration Day

The club registered 43 individual at the in-club registration day. Whilst we didn’t have the foresight to record what channel the players had made them want to sign-on, the club attributed the solid numbers to our social media endeavours.

Numbers of new registered players would have been good data to record in future as well to measure the effectiveness of the campaigns further.

Brand Awareness

In the week period where we launched the advertising campaign on Facebook and Instagram the club yielded great awareness results.

  • 347% increase in pages likes and follows,
  • 227% increase in reach
  • 22% increase in engagements
  • 592% increase in video views

A standout result was the performance of our promotional video which registered 9.6K views, with 5.8K being unique accounts. This certainly exceeded our expectations on the awareness front and reinforced the power of high-quality video content.

Feedback

“It’s been fantastic for Caloundra and it’s something other clubs and codes should be using. I would definitely recommend Kenny and This & That Media!

Nic Basile, Caloundra FC President

Final Word

This was our first social media campaign of 2020. It was great to be able to help enhance our local clubs image on social media. As well as contribute to player registrations and attracting top-talent to their teams for this season.

We were able to refine our skills in content creation as well as our platform management and advertising capabilities.

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Dustin Slypen LINK Business Broker x This & That Media – Case Study

The Problem At Hand

For this project, Dustin wanted to use our social media strategy services to generate leads and brand awareness for his expertise as one of QLD’s leading business brokers on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Business broking wasn’t familiar to us and after some initial research, we found they’re not many quality examples of business brokers on social media. The closest industry example is that of a realestate agency.

Not having an example to draw inspiration from meant we had a clean canvas and could be creative with how we showcase Dustin and his profession.

Our Creative Strategy

Our strategy was simple, we wanted to create content that would fit into a standard consumer funnel. Broken up into three phases – awareness, consideration and conversion. We also wanted to build a solid foundation for Dustin’s social media including a re-branding plus a library of timeless content. Which he could use with or without our assistance down the track. Until his twin boys make his hair go grey!

Awareness

The main part of the jigsaw puzzle was the awareness phase content we had to craft. If it wasn’t engaging and memorable, no one would see the rest of the content we produced anyway. So our creative director decided that a short and sharp promotional style video would be most effective in capturing eyeballs and generating awareness of Dustin’s brand. With 80% of videos on Facebook being watched on mute, we had to get creative when developing the promo. So in the first five seconds of the video we managed to insert visual cues touching on three main trigger points for people wanting to sell, and the LINK Business brand.

Dustin Promo – Awareness Phase

Consideration Phase

We wanted to highlight Dustin’s personable traits that are an attribute to his success as a business broker. This phase is all about establishing trust within your community and is crucial to tailor it to your desired target audience’s interests. With strong family and work ethic morals, we wanted to think of a creative way to broadcast that to his followers without coming off as “a bit wanky”. We collaborated with Vosvas’s Photographer, Gaston Trussi, to capture authentic pictures of Dustin and his family, as well as some really great portraits in various outfits that were versatile to be used creatively with inspiring quotes and testimonials.

Conversion Phase

The conversion phase is where a consumer chooses to opt-in to a low-risk commitment i.e mailing list or template download. For this, we decided to use Dustin’s extensive knowledge and craft together some sharp and high-value FAQ videos. Which could be used all together or stand alone. Our aim with this content was to showcase Dustin as a thought-leader providing value-driven content to his followers and therefore diminish doubt in potential leads minds. Opting-in to his mailing list to establish a more intimate on-going relationship.

Execution

Shot over one glorious day in Brisbane CBD and Manly Marina area, we were able to capture all the pieces of content necessary to implement our creative strategy ready for distribution.

Distribution Strategy

With COVID-19 impacting the Fitness and Wellness industry massively, it could have been quite easy for Dustin to get cold feet and have us shift to another industry. However, his true entrepreneurial mindset saw it as an opportunity to capture a lot of attention with lockdown measures in place and not a hinderance.

Organic

Facebook

Our organic distribution strategy on Facebook was to roll out the promotional video on a weekend to get it circulating through Dustin’s existing audience and utilise them expand the reach the video had.

For the consideration content, our plan was to utilise the first part of the week (Mon-Wed) in reference to Dustin’s target audience having “Moday-itis” and needing a pick- up come Tuesday. Posting the consideration content we had put together as well as one of our FAQ videos.

Consideration Phase Content
LinkedIn

With the LinkedIn platform demographic being B2B communication, our plan was to post Dustin’s content organically early morning and lunchtime when most people would be checking their mobile during the day.

With no paid advertising available for personal LinkedIn accounts, our aim was to not only post but engage with as much in Dustin’s news feed building new connections with those involved in the fitness industry.

Paid Advertising

When it came to paid advertising, our first priority was to generate awareness of Dustin’s brand. Using a shorter version of the promo video aimed at those involved in the Fitness & Wellness Industry in QLD as well as Sydney and Melbourne areas.

Following up with the awareness campaign, we decided to execute an engagement a/b test campaign for Page likes with Dustin’s consideration content including a quote image and a testimonial from a previous client.

Results

Facebook

Organic

The promo released organically resulted in 1,284 reach and 245 engagements including 9 shares through his network of existing followers. Which correlated with a distribution score of +3.3x in comparison to historical pieces of content Dustin had uploaded.

Although the response wasn’t as overwhelming as that for the consideration content, there was still decent engagement. In that case it was a matter of patience and consistency that would ensure a positive result from this content. Staying top of mind in the community.

Linkedin

The content had an immense response on LinkedIn. Over the 3-month campaign, with Dustin’s following on LinkedIn increasing +230 to 2147 followers. Collectively every piece of creative we produced notched 9,636 organic views/impressions. A very satisfying result from a platform we weren’t accustomed to and Dustin was pleased with.

Paid

Our awareness campaign resulted in a great response with 46,092 impressions, as well as 33,888 in reach and an estimated ad recall result of 1,310 correlating to a 3.87% ad recall lift rate. An impressive result with minimal ad spend.

The page likes campaign achieved 20 likes over a 4-day period which didn’t surprise us with such a short period of time. It did inform us though that the content we created was capable in gaining likes which Dustin will revisit when the COVID-19 lockdown measures are lifted.

Feedback

I have no hesitation in recommending This and That Media Co. to anyone looking for a competitive edge in their business marketing or even just individuals looking to improve their online image.”

Dustin Slypen, Testimonial

Final Word

This was our first social media strategy campaign, managing and advertising on social media as well as creating content in line with our clients goals. We learnt a great deal.

It was a great experience in a new industry. Helping Dustin be the catalyst for more brokers utilising social media!

We were able to refine our skills in content creation as well as our platform management and advertising capabilities, and are excited to build on this campaign.

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